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Covid-19: Gambia registers 9 new deaths, Senegal 351

Aug 12, 2021, 1:34 PM

The deaths of nine people have been announced as a result of covid-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health’s 353rd national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease. 

“COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020, nine (6+3 posthumous) new COVID-19-related deaths were registered, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to 254

The decedents age range from 50-87 years (3 males and 3 female).”

“All had severe COVID-19 pneumonia with comorbidities. All were admitted in the COVID 19 treatment centres. Three (3),2,2,2 cases died on the 6th,7th,8th and 9th respectively.”

“One hundred and fifty-seven new cases were registered taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to  8,920; 91 and 66 cases were reported on the 5th and 6th of the 121 cases with known reasons for testing, 81 (67%) tested for travelling, 23(19%) for suspicion of COVID-19 after being sick, 5 (4%) contacts with a confirmed case and 8 (7%) wanted to know their COVID 19 status.”
Meanwhile; the Senegalese media yesterday reported that the country recorded 351 covid-19 deaths in July alone.
The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 572 new cases with 19 deaths.
Since last year to date, the country has registered 68,920 positive cases; 52,014 recoveries; 1,545 deaths and 15, 360 under treatment.

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